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Corporate Finance - SOX Control Group - Executive Director

Req #: 180017272
Location: Brooklyn, NY, US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Job Description:

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

The Finance Control Office (FCO) was created to ensure a strong and consistent control environment across the Finance function, reporting directly into the Firmwide Controller and with matrix reporting into Firmwide Oversight & Control (O&C).  FCO is responsible for business procedures and control design, risk and control identification and assessment, issue evaluation and remediation and plays an instrumental role in promoting consistency of approach across both Corporate and Line of Business Finance teams.

The SOX Compliance Program (the Program) was implemented to assess and demonstrate the Firm’s compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002.  The Program runs on an annual basis supporting the Firm’s 10Q and 10K filings and evidences management’s accountability for the adequacy of the internal control environment, including assessment of technology controls.  The Program is owned by the Finance Control Office and encompasses development of standards, design and provision of training and execution of the Quality Assessment program. 

The Program is integrated with the Firm’s broader Risk and Control Self Assessment (RCSA) framework and aligned with other risk assessments including the CCAR CFO Attestation Program (CCAP).  This role therefore offers an excellent opportunity to develop substantial subject matter expertise on the Firm’s risk identification and evaluation processes and influence both the effectiveness and efficiency with which they are run.

The successful candidate will lead and develop a team of up to 10 whose responsibilities include:

  • Design and maintenance of the Firm’s SOX Compliance Program
  • Directing and monitoring Firmwide adherence to the Program
  • Challenging and evaluating issues raised and related to internal control over financial reporting as deficiencies
  • Maintaining the inventory of deficiencies, including status reporting and early escalation of items at risk of delay
  • Performing Quality Assessment on Line of Business or functional SOX assessments
  • Developing and delivering the Firmwide SOX training program

  • Minimum of 10 years of business and financial management experience
  • Execution focused self-starter with strong initiative and eye for detail; able to take ownership and work independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Comfortable operating in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Responds with flexibility in dynamic environment and comfortable with addressing ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to partner well and influence others
  • Process-oriented, with focus on continuous streamlining and improvement

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